Youth and Families
LEARN AND EXPLORE
Stories, crafts, educational tours and interactive experiences highlight the fun and exciting learning opportunities available at the Colorado Railroad Museum!
STORY AND CRAFT TIME
10:00AM-11:00AM 3rd Tuesday Each Month
Join Executive Director, Paul Hammond as he shares some of his favorite children’s stories with a decidedly railroad theme followed by a fun make and take.
- November 17 – The Turkey Train
- December 15 – The Polar Express
Recommended ages 4-6 years old. Included with general admission.
2021 Dates TBA
Included with Museum admission, Upper Gallery!
Your family is invited to join the Museum for a week of special hands-on activities focusing on the railroad’s role in settling Colorado.
• Monday: Going West
• Tuesday: Photographing the West
• Wednesday: Laying Track and Creating Towns
• Thursday: Seeing the Sights
• Friday: Who Came?
Catch an optional ride behind one of the Museum’s historic “Galloping Goose” Motorcars.
Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children (2-17), $8 Seniors (60+). Museum Members, children under 2 and active military personnel are free.
Ride Tickets: $4 Adults (18+), $2 Children (2-17). Museum members and children under 2 are free.
This diorama shows a typical telegraph office that could be found at a train depot in the early 20th century. It comes with a working “sounder” encouraging visitors to decode and send messages coming over the wire.
2021 Dates TBA
Spend Thursdays at the Colorado Railroad Museum this summer as we celebrate all things railroad! Each week, participants explore railroad related crafts and demonstrations. Topics explored include the nuts and bolts of how trains work to more imaginative themes like steampunk. Bring your kids, grandkids and friends to learn about all things railroads!
- 2020 Dates TBA
Recommended ages 6-10 years old (with an adult). Included with general admission.
Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children (2-15), $8 Seniors (60+). Museum Members and Children under 2 are free.
Ride Tickets: $4 Adults (16+), $2 Children (2-15). Museum members receive $1 discount per ticket. Children under 2 are free on a ticketed parent’s lap.
2021 Dates TBA
Meet historic characters who worked for the railroad – like an engineer!
See a Pop-Up Exhibit featuring railroad art.
Explore some of the tools used on the railroad.
Write a story, send a message in code.
Identify the types of rocks and minerals used on the railroad.
Try your hand at Geocaching/Letterboxing.
Join the search for Spike, The Railroad Dog.
And of course, take a train ride!
Pre-Register by Monday, October 12, 2020 to receive a Badge & Certificate!
$14 per participant, one adult Scout Leader free with every 5 scouts.
$10 for participants reserving by Monday October 12, 2020.
Register online at by clicking here.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA RAILROADING BADGE ACTIVITY WORKBOOK
Boy Scouts are invited to complete the Boy Scout Railroading Badge Activity Workbook. After completing the workbook contact your Badge Counselor.